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An upcoming photography festival explores Goa’s people, landscapes and colours.

Updated: February 5, 2015 12:00:55 am
prateek dubey, goa photo festival, goa A photograph by street photographer Prateek Dubey is part of the 10-day long festival.

By: Express Features Service

Goa’s endless beaches have long been an inspiration to artists across genres. As part of the first edition of the Goa International Photo Festival, talented young photographers, artists and writers will share their stories through pictures. Starting February 10, the festival, through exhibitions and photo walks, will show a side of Goa that remains unknown. “We have multiple exhibitions on Goa, such as Colours of Goa, Faces of Goa and Hidden Stories of Goa, which talk about palm jaggery makers, the backwaters of Goa and the state during the monsoon,” says Shantanu Sheorey, founder, The One School Goa, organisers of the event.

The festival will also feature works of well-known British and American photographers, including Martin Parr, a Magnum photographer with more than 80 published photobooks, and David Turnley, a Pulitzer-winning photographer, who has chronicled the lives of people in more than 70 countries. Another exhibition will celebrate 143 award-winning photographs from the World Press Photo archives. For its open call, photographers from more than 15 countries sent in entries for the theme — Faith. “The annual Goa carnival will form the cultural background where workshops will be conducted for photography students,” says Sheorey. The festival concludes on February 21.

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